Computer Science Teacher's Workshop



Computer Science Teacher's Workshop (CS4HS Google)

The Department of Computer Science is excited to offer the Computer Science Teacher's Workshop on June 3rd, 2016. The goal of this workshop is to provide support, training, and toolkits for novice and prospective high school computer science teachers. Teachers from across Saskatchewan are invited to attend this exciting one-day workshop. We are expecting over 50 teachers at attend from all corners of Saskatchewan - from La Ronge to Swift Current and more! Computer Science is an extremely important and fast-growing discipline. Education in Computer Science will help equip the next generation with the proper knowledge and skills to effectively interact in the digital age. 

This workshop coincides with some major changes in our own department's curriculum: for the first time ever, we have placed high school CS 30 as a pre-requisite for direct entry into our stream for Computer Science majors, starting in the September 2016 term. To help with this transition, this workshop will specifically target novice computer science teachers and teachers/administrators from schools that do not currently offer CS 30 but might consider doing so in the near future.  Our focus will be on helping teachers deploy appropriate tools and techniques for an introductory CS course. More experienced CS teachers are welcome to attend in order to share successful classroom strategies and network with their peers.

Where: Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan Campus

When: Friday, June 3rd, 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Computer Science Teacher's Workshop is generously sponsored by Google's CS4HS program. Interested participants can contact Dr. Jeff Long: jeff.long@usask.ca